updated 11/01/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/01/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

Shannen Doherty's quick and ultracasual wedding to Ashley Hamilton (PEOPLE, Oct. 11) did not leave most correspondents dabbing at their eyes with their hankies. The most cynical among them predicted the union would die a well-publicized death in six months.

It's publications like yours that fuel the fire under Shannen Doherty's pot. She mixes a special brew of stunts to reel in the attention, and you fall for it hook, line and sinker. Why should she have a long-planned, traditional wedding, when she could have a quickie and make front-page headlines?
BONNIE JONES, Sacramento

With all the publicity Shannen received for her wedding, I would say we can anticipate her getting married about every six months.
JIM O'NEILL, Elmhurst, Ill.

Shannen Doherty got married barefoot after dating her husband for less than a month and following a couple of broken engagements. Didn't I read the same story a short time ago? Oh, yeah...that was Julia Roberts.
JANE BACKES, Pasadena, Calif.

Why the big deal over the secrecy of Shannen Doherty's wedding? It seems the main concerns were the uninvited guests, the bride and groom's attire, the lack of catering and the length of the relationship rather than the love and happiness of the young couple. I found it refreshing and heartwarming, and Shannen deserves happiness after all the bad press and past relationships. Maybe this is the kind of stability she needs in her life.
TARA DONAHUE, West Hamlin, W.Va.

Anticipating the flood of hate-and-ridicule mail you will receive on Shannen Doherty, I felt compelled to write. Shannen reminds me of when I was young: bright, attractive, but fatally reckless and in psychic pain I wasn't even aware of. If she does not eventually get help, there are only three ways Shannen can go: to the insane asylum, the jail or the graveyard. Laugh at her, mock her, but pray for her—if you can—before it is too late.
KIM RAY, Riverdale, Ga.

The "unidentified guest" bringing the cake to Shannen Doherty's wedding was actress Meredith Salenger, of movies such as Dream a Little Dream and The Journey of Natty Gann. If I were she, I would be very insulted that a supposed entertainment authority like PEOPLE does not know who I am. Maybe you should think about hiring some staffers under I he age of 35. Obviously the only actors you know are the ones who have already made it.

Shame on you! The person who should have been on the cover was train-wreck hero Mike Dopheide.
DIANE BISHOP, La Crosse, Wis.

What a wonderful, uplifting article! What a wonderful guy!
VANITA PHILLIPS, Saratoga, Calif.

Narcissistic Naomi's antics have been in the news for years, and her Elite firing surprises no one. Campbell's bad manners, irresponsibility, petulance and total lack of courtesy to others is grounds for termination in any profession, period. Shame on her in-denial mom's cop-out that she was fired because she is black. Wake up and smell the toast, Mom: Your kid's a spoiled brat.
SYLVIA NELSON, Long Beach, Calif

Naomi Campbell should take a few lessons from Cindy Crawford, who is grateful, dependable and more than just a pretty face.
JANNA BRUCHMANN, Carbondale, Ill.

Elite's John Casablancas referred to 23-year-old supermodel Naomi Campbell as a "little girl." What does that make his 17-year-old wife—a toddler?
Santa Cruz, Calif.

As someone who had a family member murdered in Los Angeles, I believe the items being sold by the L.A. County coroner's office are in very poor taste. Dying a violent death in the United Stales today is a serious problem that affects all of us and should not be taken lightly.
KIM VANATTA, Garden City, Kans.

I can't believe all the hoopla over Earring Magic Ken. Last year my 8-year-old daughter pulled out her Ken doll and told me that Ken looked like a nerd. She told me he needed an earring. I had her call Mattel's 800 phone number and tell them. I don't know about Rick Garcia, but we'll be looking for our '90s kind of Ken any day now. I'm sure my daughter never would have thought that Ken was gay. Even she knows Ken and Barbie have been together since the beginning of time.
LORI ADAMS, Kelseyville, Calif.

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